Wounded instructor speaks out as charge dropped against shooter

WESTFORD, Vt. — Darryl Montague said he did everything he could to try to convince Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George to not drop the charge against the woman accused of shooting him three times, including twice in the face.

“I argued every way, shape, and form that I could possibly think of,” Montague said. It didn’t work.

Instead, late last week George signed paperwork dismissing the attempted first-degree murder charge against Veronica Lewis.

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13 Responses to Wounded instructor speaks out as charge dropped against shooter

  1. Just a Chemist says:

    One wonders if the SA “Ms.” George has a problem with firearm owners and vendors?
    If you read the linked story, this is not the only case she has dismissed. Of course, I’m assuming that Ms. George is a “she.” I know, I am middle-aged, binary hetrosexual, white, Christian, bigoted hateful hating hater.

  2. crazyeighter says:

    Ms. George kinda reminds me of this lady:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Bird, who never saw a death penalty case that she didn’t want to overturn. The one that sticks in my mind was the overturning of a robber that shot a (Brinks? Wells Fargo?) courier to death. Her reasoning was “He didn’t mean to kill the courier, he only shot him to make the courier turn loose of the money bag.”

  3. Dan Patterson says:

    Pussy pass.

  4. Bad Attitude says:

    Veronica Lewis dindu nuffin.

  5. Rick says:

    Charges dropped in THREE cases because George could not rebut the insanity plea. It sounds like, above anything else the DA has going on, that George should be dismissed as a DA right this minute.

    Specific to the Lewis case, the instructor makes it plausible that Lewis was full of shit in pleading insanity. And the DA could not see through that? This is another one to add to the list of targets for when things go hot.

    (Hey, G-men and other spooks, I’m in CA. I won’t be flying across country to take care of business. There is enough business here. So fuck off with your shit.)

    • FaCubeItches says:

      “the instructor makes it plausible that Lewis was full of shit in pleading insanity. And the DA could not see through that?”

      Legally speaking, it isn’t a question of see through it or not. If both defense and prosecution experts state that someone was insane, you’re pretty much fucked as a prosecutor. Might want to find some different experts for future examinations, though.

  6. pigpen51 says:

    I have avoided posting this link for a long time. I worked at this place for 35 plus years, and this was the darkest time in my entire life. I was friends with this man, and he went off the tracks. But he was convicted of murder, but insane, and so he is in prison for life, but must remain under a doctors care and take his medicine in prison. That seems to be a fair decision. And the details are not all correct of course. People for the most part did not treat him badly, when he came back from his time away being treated for his mental illness. Don’t follow this link unless you are certain that you can handle sad and horrific stories of killing of children.

  7. FaCubeItches says:

    As some comedian – Bobby Slayton, maybe – noted, if they’re really crazy, they won’t know we’re putting them in the electric chair – just tell them it’s a ride.

  8. Matthew Wall says:

    I think that in Australia the charges are not filed by the victim, but by the state. She tried to kill someone so it is “Attempted Murder” no matter what the victim thinks.

  9. Hogbody says:

    Insanity might explain why certain actions were taken, but it sure as hell doesn’t excuse them. Hang ’em high…

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